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August 2011

Now Available: Passive Solar Architecture!

We’ve been awaiting the release of this book for a long time! Solar pioneers David Bainbridge and Ken Haggard have put together a monumental book on how buildings can use the power of the sun for heating, cooling, lighting, and more. At long last, Passive Solar Architecture: Heating, Cooling, Ventilation, Daylighting, and More Using Natural […]

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This is What Democracy Looks Like – August Activism Book Sale!

Get the tools you need to organize in your community by taking advantage of our August Activism Book Sale, now through August 30. From the sassy style of Diane Wilson, to the in-depth knowledge of Edward Girardet, and practical pointers from Jamie Court and George Lakoff. As you enjoy the dog days of summer, we’ve […]

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Why the Slow Money Movement is Speeding Up

For most Americans, the word “slow” is anathema.  When tied to “money,” the slow money movement hasn’t exactly chosen a brand that will have positive connotations to the majority of the population.  However, the slow money message is increasingly making sense to those fed up with the waste and apathy with which nationalized chains operate […]

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How to Build a Backyard Pond with Tim Matson

This was reposted from Yankee Magazine. For more than 25 years, Tim Matson of Strafford, Vermont, has designed ponds for clients around northern New England. Tim Matson got his start designing ponds by building one for himself. That was 33 years ago. Since then, it has served him well. “It’s done just about everything,” says […]

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The Truth about Fluoride on Coast to Coast Radio

As Dr. Mercola’s Fluoride Awareness Week continues, we’re sharing more great material from Paul Connett, co-author of The Case Against Fluoride: How Hazardous Waste Ended Up in Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics That Keep It There. Booklist said about the book: “Fluoridation advocates who have previously branded detractors as conspiracy […]

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Slow Money, Anyone?

The 3rd Slow Money National Gathering - is taking place in San Francisco, CA on October 12-14, and Chelsea Green Publishing is a proud sponsor of this important event. Slow Money is the national network that was sparked by Chelsea Green author and board member Woody Tasch and his book Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: […]

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Saying Goodbye to Ray Anderson, a True Pioneer

When sustainable business pioneer Ray Anderson penned the preface to his game-changing book Mid-Course Correction, he talked about having three lives. His first, he said, spanned his first 38 years of life and led him to create the company that eventually became Interface, Inc. “The second life began with that act of creation,” he wrote, […]

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Made in Vermont

Vermont is a magical place, of rugged hills, fertile valleys, thriving local food systems and (not very many) people tough enough to withstand the harsh winters. It’s a hotbed of the secessionist movement as well, or the bio-regional autonomy movement, which sounds a lot more positive. The folks at Vermont Commons are actively fomenting that […]

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Just When You Thought it was Safe to Drink…

…Some guy is dumping toxic waste into your tap water! This week is Fluoride Awareness Week over at Mercola.com, the internet home of Natural Health guru and bestselling author Dr. Mercola. Watch Dr. Joseph Mercola’s interview from last year with Dr. Paul Connett about his book, The Case Against Fluoride, in the videos below. Be […]

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Join the Pilgrimage to Polyface Farm with The Atlantic

Andrea Gabor of The Atlantic, joins crowds of farmers and tourists for a look at Joel Salatin’s pioneering “grass-farming” operation. Read her recent article to join in the pilgrimage. Reposted from The Atlantic. Two weeks ago, I joined about 1,700 farmers, foodies, and families from across the U.S. for a pilgrimage to Joel Salatin’s Polyface […]

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